"What came first, the music or the misery? Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music?"
It’s a good question. One that will be familiar to almost everyone who has read (and, if you’re like me, reread) Nick Hornby’s classic novel High Fidelity, a book that celebrates its 20th birthday this week and remains as vital, entertaining, funny and important as ever.